|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence:
to the kitchen and have a meal? It must be about time.'
'Thank you, Sir Clifford. I was going to my mother for dinner today,
'As you like.'
Mellors slung into his coat, looked at Connie, saluted, and was gone.
Connie, furious, went upstairs.
At lunch she could not contain her feeling.
'Why are you so abominably inconsiderate, Clifford?' she said to him.
'Of the keeper! If that is what you call ruling classes, I'm sorry for
Lady Chatterley's Lover
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
Suddenly, as though it had been stung, he jerked his hand away. With a sigh
and a yawn he stepped back from the table, then glanced with the curiosity of
a newly awakened man at their faces.
"I think I wrote something," he said.
"I should say you did," Mrs. Grantly remarked with satisfaction, holding up
the sheet of paper and glancing at it.
"Read it aloud," Uncle Robert said.
"Here it is, then. It begins with 'beware' written three times, and in much
larger characters than the rest of the writing. BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! Chris
Dunbar, I intend to destroy you. I have already made two attempts upon your
life, and failed. I shall yet succeed. So sure am I that I shall succeed that
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie:
John was in the smoking-room. Poirot went straight to him.
"Mr. Cavendish, I have some important business in Tadminster. A
new clue. May I take your motor?"
"Why, of course. Do you mean at once?"
"If you please."
John rang the bell, and ordered round the car. In another ten
minutes, we were racing down the park and along the high road to
"Now, Poirot," I remarked resignedly, "perhaps you will tell me
what all this is about?"
"Well, mon ami, a good deal you can guess for yourself. Of
The Mysterious Affair at Styles